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Note: We have venue hire restrictions while we prepare for our building project. Please contact us for details.

Hiring History House

History House, home of the Royal Australian Historical Society, is one of the few remaining Victorian terraces in Sydney’s bustling Macquarie Street. Overlooking Sydney’s beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, History House offers competitive rates and is perfect for functions, cocktail evenings, meetings, launches, lectures and features:

  • A fifty-seat air-conditioned auditorium equipped with ceiling mounted digital projector and fixed screen, laptop computer with internet access, lectern and wireless microphone.
  • Two adjoining reception rooms are a reflection of the Victorian era and feature ornate joinery of Australian cedar and mahogany and wood parquetry made from a dozen species of Australian timber. These rooms are air-conditioned, able to accommodate up to 60 people, and are elegantly furnished with period furniture, prints, chandeliers and a grand piano.
  • A fully equipped kitchen is located between the auditorium and the reception rooms. People/organisations are welcome to arrange their own commercial caterer or self-cater as desired.
  • Disability access is via Phillip Lane at the rear of History House. There is an accessible toilet on the basement level and lift access to the auditorium and reception rooms. Please contact us for more information.


To discuss your event requirements, if you would like to visit History House or have any questions, please contact us.

Key Venue Hire Documents

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